That sucks! Mewhort was probably my favorite lineman since Mangold. Get better #74!
How did I not know 11W does Buckeye Battle Cry Season Preview Magazines??? I have like 5 of em! Love this site, found it after the 2013 loss to MSU when I wanted a news source who knew how I felt and wouldn't praise the crap out of Sparty in a game we gave them. Been hooked ever since. Eleven Warriors forever!
The Vest forever!!! I went to my first edition of The Game in the Shoe and ol' Tressel didn't disappoint. He put a 30 point beat down on those turds. 2010 happened. The NCAA can choke on it.
Yes and no. Beating ttun by 30 and exorcising the SEC demon is anything but sad to me.
Kirk Herbstreit gets an upvote for his response, and I'm not a huge fan of his, but we agree on that.
I loved hearing them practice in the Shoe today! One more week!!!
Johnson didn't actually break the plain on the first 'touchdown'. Boom Herron's TD against ttun was hilarious cause some blue chump tries to talk trash at him after he just scored. The Rose Bowl proved that the Vest hadn't lost his touch and that Terrelle Pryor was the real deal!
Can we just start the season tomorrow?!
I like the picks. If a Buckeye site is overlooking J.T. even a little bit, then maybe opposing coaches are too! .50 Cal for Heisman!
Which is why I hate Pete Carroll to this day. Tools.
That Penn State was probably the worst I ever saw Jim Tressel coach. I went through that game and outside of obvious passing downs (3rd and long) he ran the ball over 80% of the time straight ahead into the teeth of the defense, even when it wasn't working. To his credit though, especially in 2009 I thought Tress started opening up a little more.
Is Bosa II wearing good ol' 97?! Joey, Cam Heyward, and Kenny Peterson approve.
BYU, Miami (OH), Tennessee and the Service Academies. Service Academies cause #Murica. Tennessee cause my dad is from there. Miami cause I've spent 25 years of my life in Butler County. BYU cause I'm Mormon and my brother went there.
Mike "0-4" Hart!
The refs missed a lot in that Illinois game, it was kinda nasty.
Love how Vernon Gholston owned ttun. They couldn't block him to save their lives.
I like that dream, though it'll never happen in a million years.
Maybe the best moment I've ever witnessed in the Shoe, that or Zach Boren standing over Gardner.
People asked what happened that night, the Walrus was exposed nationally as a piss poor offensive line coach. What Warriner has done since is proof, as well as how Alex Boone couldn't block up a toilet that night but once he got a little coaching in the NFL he became a decent lineman. The same stuff happened to Boeckmann the next year and only was masked when Terrelle Pryor came cause like Troy Smith could do (most of the time) he could run for his life pretty well.
Can't wait to see him in action! The first two years there were flashes of brilliance! This year there is gonna be a lightning storm!
Sometimes I wonder how 2006 would've turned out if Youboty and Whitner had come back for their Senior year (Let alone Holmes!) Not sure even Urban's Gators could've stopped them then. But screw might have beens, heck of a year, and I love being a Buckeye!
I wish I could upvote this more! Poor Hamby, yes he should have made that catch, but when you have to settle for 6 attempted field goals there is much more wrong with your offense than one play.
You're spot on Blood, about if there had been a playoff these guys would've won. And I say they would have won like the 2014 team did. But I guess I'm more of a half glass full type guy. Won B1G, Beat TTUN, Beat Notre Dame in a bowl and won 10 games. I call that a good year, maybe because I grew up in Cooper Era, but 2005 was a heck of a ride and had more good than bad.
Yeah after that NW game some kid from Chicago gave me crap in school, I told him to enjoy it, cause it'd be another 50 years before we lost to Northwestern again.
Interesting take, RBloodworth. It was a tough year but in hindsight I truly love and appreciate it, controversies, scandals, and haters be danged.
This year separated people who had jumped on the bandwagon in 02 and people who were true Buckeyes. I took so much garbage for sticking with this team. I was a senior in high school and bled scarlet and gray so much people thought I'd find a way into the program even if I was the water boy. I went to my first game in the Shoe (A dozen years and dozens of games later, it still feels like walking into home after a long time away) to see Santionio Holmes run past Marshall all day and still needed a 55 yarder from the Nuge to walk away a winner.
I took so much trash when we lost to Northwestern in OT. When we got killed by Iowa. When the newness of replay in college football screwed us against Wisconsin (don't know how many of you remember that AJ Hawk forced two fumbles that were clearly recovered by the Bucks but somehow the weird rules of replay screwed us) losing to Purdue after it seemed like Troy, Teddy, Santonio, and Pittman had revitalized the offense. Going into The Game staring down a likely at the time 6-6 season. It felt like me and my family were the only people in southwest Ohio who believed we could take that team up north. I had remembered how much they had struggled with a mobile QB against Drew Stanton and MSU and just knew #10 had a chance to carve them up, and when he hit Anthony Gonzalez (his coming out party) for a 68 yard TD pass to hit first blood I knew I was right and I when the clock read 0:00 and Santonio Holmes planted his helmet on the Block O at midfield and the score read 37-21 I was jumping up and down just as much as when 2OT ended in Tempe.
The only season in my life that has come as close to defining who I am as a Buckeye and mirroring who I am as person as the 2004 season was 2014.
I love being a Buckeye, born and bred, Ohio in my heart even after I'm dead!